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The official publication of the South Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans 


Volume 6, Number 2 


DIVISION AWARDS 
MERITORIUS SERVICE MEDAL 


Jonesville • 

In February South Carolina 
Division Commander C. Earl Bar- 
nett presented Mr. David Patton 
with the Sons of Confederate 
Veteran's Meritorious Service 
Award. 

The ceremony took place at 
the February meeting of the Gen- 
eral States Rights Gist Camp in 
Jonesville, South Carolina. 

Mr. Patton is a reporter for 
the UNION Daily Times, a Union 
County (SC) newspaper. He was 
nominated for this national award 
for an article, which he authored, 
covering the reinterment of South 
Carolina's Unknown Soldier in 


November 1987. 

The Unknown Soldier was 
killed-in-action at the Battle of Ox 
Hill in Chantilly, Virginia, The re- 
interment ceremonies took place at 
the Capitol in November 1986. 

The half page article, en- 
titled "Soldiers Burial, A Solemn 
Occasion", featured a full page of 
photographs and appeared in the 
November 26, 1986 edition 

In addition to writing the 
story Mr. Patton made the accompa- 
nying photographs as well. 

The Meritorius Service 
Award is presented by the national 
Sons of Confederate Veterans for 
an act of distinguished service to 
the South or the Southern Cause. 



Division 
Commander C. Earl 
Barnett presents 
the SCV Meritorius 
Service Medal to 
Mr. David Patton, 
while Camp Com- 
mander T.D. 
Cunnigham of 
Jonesville looks on. 
The presentation 
took place at a 
meeting of the 
States Rights Gist 
Camp. 


Div. Com. Barnett presented 
the medal to Mr. Patton on behalf 
of Commander-in-Chief Ralph 
Green. Mr. Patton is the first South 
Carolinian to receive the Merito- 
rius Service Medal. 


MEMORIAL DAY 

PROGRAM 

ANNOUNCED 

Editors Note: 

In the last edition of the 
Palmetto Partisan we carried an 
article about Confederate Memo- 
rial Day. Since that time much of 
the information and plans have 
changed. The information reported 
below supercedes any other com- 
munications as of 29 April 1988. 

The South Carolina United 
Daughters of the Confederacy and 
the SCV, under the direction of 
Kathy Sadler, Columbia UDC 
ChapterPresident, are sponsoring a 
State-wide Confederate Memorial 
Day, to be held at the Capitol on 
Saturday, 14 May. 

A parade from Elmwood 
Cemetery, commencing at 10:00, 
down Main St., to the Capitol will 
feature approximatley 200 Confed- 
erate re-enactors in historic forma- 
tion with the Washington Light In- 
fantry, the South Carolina State 
Guard as well as other historic 
military organizations. At the State 
House they will be met by a large 
contingent of ladies in hoop skirts. 
The grounds will be decorated with 
magnolias, green, gold and grey 
satin, with flowers throughout. 

Speeches will be made by 
continued on page 6 


EDITORIAL 


The 

Palmetto Partisan 


The official, magazine of the 

South Carolina Division, 
Sons of Confederate Veterans 


Editor 

Christopher M. Sullivan 

Managing Editor 
Neil J. O'Connor 

Contributors 

/./ Fox 

Robert T. Wilkinson 

Gene Brooks 


The PALMETTO PARTISAN wel- 
comes Letters to the Editor, Your Con- 
federate Ancestor art icLes, FORUM ar- 
ticles, unsolicited manuscripts and 
photographs. ALL correspondence 
shouLd incLude the authors name, ad- 
dress and phone number, and should be 
sent to the PALMETTO PARTISAN, 875 
Alta»ont Rd., Greenville, SC, 29609. 

Subjects for the FORUM column 
should be of interest and pertinence 
to the Division membership at-large. 
FORUM articles must be written by a 
member of the Division, and should be 
no longer than 800 words. The Editor 
reserves the right to edit all submis- 
sions. 

Articles will be retained by 
the PP and cannot be returned unless 
accompanied by a stamped, self-ad- 
dressed envelope. 


To you Sons of Confederate Veter- 
ans, we will submit the vindication of 
the cause for which we fought. To your 
strength will be given the defense of 
the Confederate soldier's good name, 
the guardianship of his history. 

Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee 
Confederate States Army 



SAY IT WITH FLOWERS 


In contemporary South Carolina the Confederate 
Cause is not always properly understood and re- 
spected - even by those who should know better. 
Thus it becomes one of our goals to correct this. 
Therfore, consider this suggestion. In most 
churches it is routine to dedicate a flower ar- 
rangement to some deceased ancestor. The ar- 
rangemnt is placed in front of the pulpit at some 
regular worship service and a notice is printed 
in the bulletin. 

A Sunday around May 10 would be a good time 
for a Southerner to place an arrangement in mem- 
ory of his Confederate ancestor. This will have 
the double effect of remebering the sacrifice of 
our forefathers as well as marking Confederate 
Memorial Day in the minds of your fellow congre- 
gants . 

For Tour Information 

In a recent letter about Confederate Memorial 
Day it was stated that General Thomas J. Jackson 
was a member of a Masonic Lodge. The Palmetto 
Partisan contacted Dr. James I. Robertson (of 
V.P.I.) about this question. According to Dr. 
Robertson, (who has written and spoken exten- 
sively on "Stonewall" Jackson) "There is no evi- 
dence to support the claim that Thomas J. Jackson 
was ever a Mason." 

A Reminder 

There will be four major events for the South 
Carolina Division this year: national convention, 
State convention, Statewide Memorial Day and lo- 
cal Memorial Day. All men are encouraged to sup- 
port them all. 



Copyright 1988 

2 The Palmetto Partisan 


A Quote of Note 


Gov. James B. Edwards speaking to the 16th Regiment Camp on 
"The Medical University of South Carolina in the Confederate Cause". 

We have rebuilt our cities and our schools, our farms and our 
factories, and that tragic war seems a long time past. We must 
continue to tell the story, however, of the raw courage, the scrifice, 
the bravery of our people, who were willing to fight for a cause in 
which they believed. If our great country, today, is to survive, we 
must pass on to our progeny those values, those beliefs, those sterling 
characterisitcs of our people who performed so gloriously during this 
tragic time. 

We must not let modern historians hide this exercise-in-honor 
from future generations yet unborn! 


LETTERS 


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RETURNED FIRE 

from our readers 


The pen is mightier than the sword 

but, a typewriter is like field 

artillery. 


Editor: 

Reference is made to that 
portion of your January/February, 
1988 issue which is a digest of news 
from around the National SCV. 

Alas, I cannot claim credit 
for having called for each Division 
to raise funds to erect a building 
upon the Winstead Hill site -- 
although I was present when said 
call was sounded. The call, I might 
add, was for each Division to raise 
$5,000 and not the $4,500 you 
mentioned. In point of fact my 
name was NEVER MENTIONED 
in the two-part article in the Rebel 
Yell which was authored by 
MOS&B Past CIC Beau Cantrell. 

You may [note from the 
letterhead] that I am not, and was 
not at the time of the series in the 
Rebel Yell . Commander of the 
Louisiana Division -- though I do 
look back wistfully to that 
experience from time to time. 

Please continue to send me 
your newsletter. As South Carolina 
led the way in 1860, so she leads the 
way today in her fervor for the 
Cause. 

Edward Overton Cailleteau, 

Commander 

Army of the Trans-Mississippi 


Editor: 

This is in reply to your last 
newsletter which gave an account 
of the Fort Sumter event in which 
the Palmetto Brigade took part. 

Many thanks to David 
Benton and the First South 
Carolina Regiment and to those in 
the Palmetto brigade who worked 
so hard to organize the event. 

Your last paragraph details 
the fact that the U.S. Park Service 
took issue with holding religious 


services on Park property. Such was 
the case at Fort Sumter. As 
Christians we are to obey the law of 
the land, but our first obligation is 
to obey the higher law of God. 

To this Chaplain that 
higher law includes Fort Sumter... . 
After all, aren't we all trying to 
uphold our God given heritage? 

Bill Ferguson 
Lancaster, SC 


Editor: 

A misstatement has 
appeared in your publication and 
needs to be corrected. In the last 
issue, in an unsigned article headed 
with "Confederates Fire on Fort 
Sumter" describing the activities 
surrounding the Sesqui centennial 
of Mount Pleasant, it was stated 
that the National Park Service had 
declined to allow the PALMETTO 
BRIGADE to hold a religious service 
at Fort Sumter. The final 
paragraph quoted a Park Service 
letter as stating "it was improper to 
conduct a religious service on U.S. 
Government property." I am in 
possession of the correspondence 
involved and this is not what 
transpired. The National Park 
Service requested permission for 
future services be requested in 
writing and in advance. The Park 
Service did decline to allow the 
Brigade to present a "Living 
History" at the fort by "garrisoning 
Fort Sumter for a weekend.". 

Superintendent R. Brian 
Varnado is a member of the Fort 
Sumter Camp, and has been very 
helpful with the attempts to restore 
Castle Pickney which is owned by 
the Camp. 

Mr. Varnado's position is 
clear and logical. The park Service 
receives requests from [so called 


hate groups] and others bent on 
degrading or demeaning historical 
sites and needs advance notice and 
a permit procedure to protect the 
Public! 

Daniel Ravenel, Past Commander 
Fort Sumter Camp 


Confederate History 


The following events tran- 
spired during the month of April, 
1861 - 1865. 

Edited by Gene Brooks 

Seige of Petersburg, 2, 1865. 

Grant attacks Lee's whole 
line in front of Petersburg. Soon 
after Grant's final assault, the 
knightly Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill, while 
attempting to reach his men (and 
accompanied only by an orderly) is 
killed by a Federal straggler. 
Charleston, 3, 1861 

The second session of the 
Convention of the People of South 
Carolina ratifies the Confederate 
Provisional Constitution. 
Pittsburg Landing, Shiloh Tenn. 6- 
7, 1862 
Washington, D.C. 9, 1861 

Confederate Peace Com- 
missioners send a letter to U.S. 
State Dept. declaring, justly, that 
the active naval and military op- 
erations are ACTS OFWAR. Mean- 
while, Mr. "Malice Towards 
None's" fleet sails for Charleston. 
Fort Pulaski, Savannah Ga. 11, 
1862 

Fort Pillow, Tenn. 11-12, 1864 
Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbour 
12-14, 1861 

Gene Brooks is Historian of 
the John Kinnard Camp. 

March/April 1988 3 


CMP NEKS 


COLUMBIA MAY GET HQ, 

NEW CHARTER FOR NEWBERRY 


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Columbia 

Wade Hampton 


The Compatriots of the 
Wade Hampton Camp are now in 
the unique position of having a 
permanent headquarters. A local 
developer intends to renovate the 


these will be hosted this Summer in 
Columbia by the Wade Hampton 
Camp this year. 

Florence 

pee Dee Rifles 


At the February meeting 
building that housed the printing Mrs. Linda Prossler presented the 
facility for the Confederate Treas- Camp with a handsewn Battleflag, 
ury. duplicated from an original. After 

As compensation for the what Com. Willie Tisdale described 
Camp's participation and assis- as a "heartfelt speech" Mrs. Prossler 
tance in this project the developer was given an ovation of apprecia- 
will provide them with office space tion, and Chaplain R.H. Langston 
and an on-site location for Camp gave a prayer for "our new flag, 
meetings and dinners. country, and heritage.". 

Two Senators from the In accepting the flag Com. 

Columbia area spoke at the March Tisdale quoted from J.W. Brunson, 
meeting. Joe Wilson and John Commander of a reunion of the 
Courson talked about efforts being South Carolina Division of the 
made in the Legislature to secure United Confederate Veterans, who 
the Confederate Battle Flag's pres- said, "When I look upon these em- 
ent place of honor. Sen. Wilson blems of that Starry Cross, which 
joined the Camp at this meeting. was our inspiration on so many 
Also, the Camp is presently hard fought fields..., I confess, by a 
working hard to prepare for the up- deep sorrow, that that banner is no 
coming General Convention of the more. But, there is a treasure house 
SCV as well as the S.C. Division of memory about which wrapped 
convention (see pp 5 & 6). Both of in the mantle of its own glory 

proudly sleeps 
that Starry 
Cross without a 
stain upon its 
sacred folds.". 

Lt. Com. 
Mike King re- 
ported on plans 
being made for 
a field trip to 
Charleston. 

Recent- 
ly, the Camp 
sponsored a 
"Living History" 
at the Florence 
flea market, and 

Con. Willie Tisdale of the Pee Dee Rifles accepts a handsewn is looking for an 
Battle Flag from Mrs. Linda Prossler while Lt. Com. Mike King appropriate site 

for the Florence 
LOOKS ON. 

4 The Palmetto Partisan 


Confederate Museum. 

Capt. Jack Marlar of the 

Palmetto Light artillery pre- 
sented a program on 19th Century 
artillery. at the March meeting. 

Greeenvllle 

16th Regiment, South Carolina 
Volunteers 

The Camp's annual Lee/ 
Jackson a^ held in Janu- 

ary. At this meeting the Camp 
elected new officers including J. 
Norris Klnion as Commander. The 
Camp also voted to change its fiscal 
year to 1 August to 31 July in order 
to match nationals calender. 

The program for this meet- 
ing was Com. Chris Sullivan who let 
"Lee speak for himself" by reading - 
a series of letters which Gen. Lee 
wrote before, during and after the 
War. The recipients of the corre- 
spondence ranged from family 
members to Lord Palmerston, 
Prime Minister of England. 

Dr. Tom Evans of Athens, 
Georgia addressed the Camp in 
February. Dr. Evans has a Doctor- 
ate in Military History and his spe- 
ciality is Sherman's Cavalry in the 
Atlanta Campaign. His presenta- 
tion made the men and manuvering 
come to life as he described the 
awesome struggle for one of the 
South's great cities. 

M.K. Sadler spoke to the 
Camp as well, as she called on 
strong support for the upcoming 
Memorial Day in Columbia. 

March brought Sen. David 
Thomas to speak to the Camp. Sen. 
Thomas has announced that his 
once wavering support for the Flag 
has been solidified after hearing 
Sen. Glenn McConnell speak of the 
"cannon balls that flew over [the 
building where their offices now 
stand] to strike our State Capitol.", 
continued on page 7 



1988 

SOUTH CAROLINA DIVISION 

Sons of Confederate Veterans 

CONVENTION 

Seawell's Restaurant 

Columbia, South Carolina 

May 28 


0930 

- 1000 


1000 


1200 

1200 

- 1300 


1300 

1305 ■ 

1330 


1330 


Registration 


Opening Ceremony (Host Camp) 

Camp Commanders' Reports 

Committees' Reports 

Adjutant's Report 

Palmetto Partisan Editor's Report 

Old Business 

New Business 

1. National Convention 

2. Consideration Division constitution. 

3. Consideration of new fiscal year. 
Recess 


Luncheon with speaker 


Reconvene 


Election of Division officers. 


Adjournment 





This event is hosted by the 
Wade Hampton Camp in Columbia. 
Registration will begin at 0930 at 
the resteraurant, coffee and dough- 
nuts will be served. 

All Compatriots are encour- 
aged to attend and represent their 
Camp. 

At the conclusion of the 
convention there will be an admin- 
strative school for Camp officers. 
This will help those men who are 
currently serving better operate 
their Camps. 

The cost of pre-registration 
- which includes the convention, 
luncheon and program, - will be 
$10.00 if filed prior to May 23, and 
$12.00 thereafter. 

Seawell's Restaurant is lo- 
cated on Main St. (1924 Main St.) 
just off Elmwood Ave (1-126) in 
Columbia. 




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Registration Form 


Mail to Charles Clark, 139 Village Walk, Columbia, SC, 29209, before May 23. 
Name - 


Address 


Camp_ 


I have enclosed a check for $ 


($10.00 per 


person) made payable to the S.C.V. 

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March/April 1988 5 


DIVISION HEMS 


MEMORIAL DAY MEETING 


o 


Schedule specified 

continued from page 1 

honored guests, including five 
State Senators. Gov. Carroll 
Campbell's participation is almost 
certain due to the effort of Sena- 
tors John Courson and Glenn 
McConnell and Division Chaplain 
J.J. Mahoney. The Governor will 
fly in from a golf tournament in 
Hilton Head to speak. 

Entertainment on the 
grounds will include Living His- 
tory encampments by the re -en- 
actors, dancing to music of the 
1860's by women in period dress, 
and Scottish pipers and Highland 
Dance. 

After this grand celebra- 
tion, the re-enactors will present a 
continuation of the Living History 
at Riverfront Park where historic 
information and entertainment 
will be provided until 11:00 pm. 

Div. Com. Earl Barnett is 
arranging media coverage of the 
ceremony. Every media outlet in 
the State will receive a press release 
and television stations will be sent 
a video promotion tape. Radio sta- 
tions are being sent scripts and 
"trivia Questions" relative to South- 
ern History. Coverage is expected 
from as far away as Belgium, Ire- 
land, Britain and Canada. This 
event will also be carried in Parks, 
Recreation and 
Tourisim publi- 
cations. 

Sen. 
McConnell will 
present a Joint- 
Resolution to the 
legislature to 
designate South- 
ern History 
Week to corre- 
spond with the 
service. 

This 
event, said Mrs. 
6 The Palmetto Partisan 


Sadler, "Is offered as as an act of 
love by South Carolina's UDC and 
SCV on behalf of their forefathers, 
who sacrificed, fought and died in 
simple patriotic duty as they were 
called to protect their homes and 
families." 

Convention Columbia- bound 

The Wade Hampton Camp, 
host of this years national conven- 
tion, has announced a pre-conven- 
tion offer for members of the South 
Carolina Division. 

As is the custom with na- 
tional conventions, the host Camp 
is issuing a commemorative medal. 
This years medal will bear the 
inscription "S.C.V. General Con- 
vention, August 3-6, Columbia, 
S.C." and will feature an engraving 
of Gen. Wade Hampton. One of 
these medals will be included in 
every registration packet. 

However, any Compatriot 
so desiring may purchase one of 
these medals in advance from the 
Wade Hampton Camp for $17.00 
(plus $2.00 for postage and insur- 
ance). The proceeds from these 
early sales will help defray the 
costs of the convention. 

Also, the Camp is now ac- 
cepting applications for Ancestor 
Memorials in the convention pro- 
gram. These are a simple inscrip- 


Confederate Calendar 


tion reading "Rembered by, " and 
the name of the contributors ances- 
tor. Ancestor Memorials are avail- 
able with a contribution of $10.00. 

Advertisements in the con- 
vention program will sell for $75.00 
per half page. In the past many 
Camps in the host division have 
purchased program advertise- 
ments. 

For more information con- 
tact Com. Sam Padgett, 216 S.Wren- 
wood Dr., Lexington, SC, 29072. 

Daughter's Dedication 

The Columbia Chapter of 
the UDC dedicated a monument to 
the Unknown South Carolina Sol- 
dier March 20. The ceremonies took 
place in the Confederate Enclosure 
at Elmwood Cemetery. 

Pee Dee Rifles Plan dinner 

The Pee Dee Rifle's annual 
Southern Heritage Dinner will be 
held May 19 in Anderson at 
Richardson's cafeteria- 
Dinner tickets are available 
for $10.00 from Al Stokes (226-3144 
after 4:00). Sen. Glenn McConnell 
will be the featured speaker along 
with some light entertainment. 

A painting of the Confeder- 
ate Monument by artist Chevis 
Clark will be raffled at the dinner. 
Raffle tickets are offered at $3.00 
each or 4 for 
$10.00. 


10 May Legal Confederate Memorial Day South Carolina 

10 May 125th Anniversary of Gen, "Stonewall' 1 Jackson's death 

14 May State-wide Confederate Memorial Day Columbia, SC 

19 May Southern Heritage Dinner, Anderson, SC 

28 May SC Division Convention, Columbia, SC 

3-6 August SCV National Convention, Columbia, SC 

For more information about any of the above events contact 
the Palmetto Partisan. 


Picture perfect 

"The Last 
Meeting" by Ju- 
lio, is presently 
on display at the 
Greenville Mu- 
seum of Art. The 
portrait of Gen- 
erals Lee and 
Jackson is part of 
a private collec- 
tion. 


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EDITORIAL 




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VOLUNTEERS FORWARD! 

C. Earl Barnett 

During the next several months, the SCV in 
South Carolina will be activley involved in several 
major projects such as Confederate Memorial Day, 
S.C. Div. Convention and the national SCV Conven- 
tion in Columbia. 

To accomplish these events in a professional 
manner we must, each of us, determine to do our 
utmost to support them. Volunteers to help where ever 
you can and above all show your support by your 
prescence. The Wade hampton Camp has graciously 
undertaken to host our Division convention, along 
with hosting the National Convention two months 
later. They are making great efforts toassume the high 
quality of each, so let's show our strong support by 
being there. 

Volunteers Needed 

At the Confederate Memorial Day activities in 
Columbia, May 14 we need a few good men! 

There are several volunteer positions which 
must be filled - such as men to drive vans and cars to 
transfer the Real Sons and Daughters from Elmwood 
to the Captiol. Supplies and equipment are required 
for the ceremony and the reception. Tables, electrical 
extension cords, as well as men to help erect the stages 
and seating are a neceessity for this event to be a 
success 

Also, we intend to make a video documentary 
of this historic event, and we need a few experienced 
cameramen to do it. I am asking any one interested in 
performing this duty to contact me at the following 
address. We will make up specific assignments and a 
duty roster for those involved. 

Commander Earl Barnett 

112 Hackamore Court 

Simpsonville, SC 29681 


CAMP NEWS continued from page 4 


Newberry 


The Newberry Camp has been meeting 
monthly to organize in that city. With a membership 
of about 20 men they will reactivate the charter of the 
John Kinard Camp, Number 35 as of 1 August 1988. 

ANV Com. Jack Marlar displayed his collec- 
tion of WBTS artillery projectiles and fuses at the 
March meeting. The Camp, at this time, decided to 
reactivate the old Newberry charter. 


__ .National. 

Digest 



Executive Council Meets in Kentucky 

The Executive Committee of the SCV met 
in Louisville, Kentucky February 12 & 13, to 
consider matters of business relevant to the na- 
tional organization. 

Among the matters considered were the 
expulsion of John Hurley by the Washington, D.C. 
Camp and the financial status of the 
Confederate Veteran magazine. 

Commander Eble reported on the commit- 
tee considering applications for grants from the 
Brooks Trust Fund. (The Brooks Trust is an estate 
adminstered by the SCV which awards grants for 
post doctoral medical research.) At present the 
committee awards one $1,000 grant every year. 
However, according to Adj.-in-Chief W.D. 
McCain the Trust account has grown to 
$1,174,412.31 as of 1 Jan 88. (The account was 2.5 
million prior to the stock market crash.) 

Com. Eble also moved to increase the 
amount that could be granted by the committee 
per year and also to rescind the action of a 
previous Executive Council to divide the fund 
and use part of it to construct a headquarters on 
Winstead Hill in Franklin, Tennessee. Both 
motions passed. 

Ed. O. Cailleteau moved to increase Life 
Membership dues from $150 to $250 in order to 
reflect the increase in per capita tax on Camps 
imposed at the last National Convention (passed). 

In other actions the Council approved a 
request to grant the "Morgan's Men" society the 
endorsement of the SCV. This society is for the 
descendants of those men who served under the 
Command of John Hunt Morgan. They also di- 
rected the Arkansas Div. Lt. Com. to investigate 
the CSS Arkansas museum which had requested 
similar endorsement. 

Mr. John Hurley, who had been expelled 
from the Washington, D.C. Camp last year, ap- 
pealed his expulsion to the Council which deter- 
mined that the Camp's action would not be 
validated until Mr. Hurley had been given the 
oppurtunity to appear in person. Due to a tech- 
nicality he was not present at this meeting. 

This meeting was hosted by the Kentucky 
Division, which is Commanded by Frank Rankin. 


March /April 1988 7 


I ARSENAL OF TRUTH 


THE FOX HOLE, 

A CONFEDERATE INITIATIVE 


Because Conditions in Battery 
Wagner (Morris Island, south of 
Charleston, S.C.) were crowded, 
and in order to disperse the troops 
to keep casualties to a minimum, 
Brigadier General Ripley ordered 
several hundred rice casks sent to 
Morris Island. These were sunk in 
the loose sand and were called "rat 
holes," forerunners of the "fox 
holes" of World War II. 

The Siege of Charleston 1861-1865, by E. Milby 
Burton, U.S.C. Press, Columbia, SC, 1971, page 
161 

The Memory Rolls 

The Memory Rolls is a nickname 

I BOOK REVIEW ■■§■■■■■■ 


given to four volumes of records 
stored in the S.C. Department of 
Archives and History. They were 
solicited in the 1880s' by the state 
from the memory of the veterans in 
the Survivors Associations, in an 
attempt to record for history, 
complete company rolls. Since they 
are crude lists by company, under 
each regiment (Artillery, Cavalry 
and Infantry), they are perfect for 
acquiring a beginning list of veter- 
ans by company. They are a good 
compliment to the microfilm rec- 
ords we are familiar with. Did you 
know that a company of upcountry 


Saga of Southern Seas 

Anyone who loves South 
Carolina's history will find J. Per- 
cival Petit's editing of "South Caro- 
lina and the Sea (Vol. 11)", a treas- 
ure for their bookshelf. Mr. Petit, 
a Compatriot of the Charleston 
Camp, has chronicled our State's 
history in concise paragraphs fol- 

South Carolina and the Sea, Vol. II 
/. Percival Petit, Editor 
215 pages, 

lowing important and interesting 
events. 

No doubt, the sections most 
interesting to our readership will 
be those concerning our State's 
early history through the Second 


War For Independence; especially 
to the reader with an even passing 
interest in the maritime history. 
Though, unfortunatley, the War 
section is entitled "The Great 
Rebellion", the editor can't be 
faulted for the fairness in its con- 
tent. 

The only real problem with 
this concise chronicle of our his- 
tory is that it starves the reader for 
more. Mr. Petit, and the committee 
which assembled this volume, are 
to be congratulated for a fair tell- 
ing of South Carolina's history. 


Reviewed by Robert B. Wilk- 
inson, a Contributing Editor. 


South Carolinians fought desig- 
nated as Virginia Cavalry? 

INTERESTING QUOTES 

S.C. Governor Steven D. Miller 
(1828-1830) once toasted... 

"The three boxes preservative of 
liberty - the jury box, the ballot box, 
and the cartridge box.* 

Page 28 

Random Recollections of a Long Life 1806-1876 

by Edwin J. Scott, 1884, 

R.L. Bryan Co., Columbia Reprint 1969, 1980 

"/ have this rule for others when 
I am dead. Be always sure, you are 
right, then go ahead. " 
David Crockett 

Page 119 ^ 

"A Time To Stand" r\ 

Walter Lord 

Bonanza Books, 1987, New York. 


RECONSTRUCTION GOVERNMENT 

Of the 63 members of the Recon- 
struction South Carolina Legisla- 
ture, 50 were Negroes or mulattoes 
and 13 were white. Only 22 were 
literate. Nineteen were taxpayers 
for a total amount of $ 146.00. 

Historical Sketches of Aiken 

William S. Brockington Jr. and 

Judith T. VanSteenbur 

1985 

The Aiken Sesquicentenial Committee 






The Palmetto Partisan 

Christopher M. Sullivan, Editor 

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Greenville. South Carolina. 29609 



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